Fall is finally here and it’s undeniably everyone’s favorite season. The beautiful, warm colors, the nice, chilly weather and some of our favorite holidays which are just around the corner make this time of the year very special. Your fall wardrobe is probably ready and that pumpkin pie is already in the oven, but you should also consider spicing up your home’s decor a bit to make the atmosphere even cozier! Here are a couple of tips for your fall decorating endeavor, so make sure you try them out as soon as possible!
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STICK TO A FALL COLOR PALETTE
When you think of fall, the first thing that comes to mind is probably the colors. Let nature be your inspiration and use hues of beige, brown, yellow, orange and red. The light, creamy shades will provide a calm mood and serve as a perfect base for bolder, warmer hues, such as wine red and burnt orange. Use several shades of one color to create layers and make your design more three-dimensional. To make your color combos more elegant and sophisticated, add some warm metallic hues for accents, such as bronze, which will not overpower the overall look, but will still stand out. Just keep these colors in mind throughout the rest of your decoration process and you will achieve a truly cozy fall interior!
USE SCENTS TO YOUR ADVANTAGE
Another crucial element of your decoration will be the scents that remind you of cozy fall nights and give you a warm feeling. Get scented candles in your favorite fragrances: pumpkin spice, apple and cinnamon, pine needles, nutmeg, or whatever you like. A great (and decorative) idea is to wrap cinnamon sticks around a candle if you want to go for that rough, DIY look. Besides candles, you can also try other scented DIYs, such as oil reed diffusers, pomanders and potpourri, all of which will look charming when you display them.
COMBINE DIFFERENT TEXTURES
When wanting to achieve a fall atmosphere, rustic design is what fits in best. So, expose some raw wood surfaces and natural textures, but don’t forget to combine them with something soft. When the colder weather hits, all we want is to curl up in a warm blanket and stay on the sofa, watching our favorite movies. So, cozy up the living room by adding soft throws, blankets, and a bunch of pillows to make it not only more comfortable but also more appealing. Layer soft rugs so that your feet can be toasty on chilly nights too – your best bet is a wool rug, but faux fur or any other fluffy alternative will do. Stick to the previously mentioned natural hues for the best effect.
USE NATURAL DECORATION
When doing fall decor, your best ally is nature itself. You don’t have to spend a fortune on expensive decor pieces, as you can find the best ones for free if you just go outside. Pinecones, branches, chestnuts, acorns and dried flowers are all perfect to make some DIY decor pieces to adorn your room. For your dining table, you can create a stunning centerpiece using gourds and squashes or mini pumpkins, fallen leaves and other natural elements that remind you of fall.
TAKE CARE OF YOUR PORCH AND OUTDOORS
For the full effect, you want your home to exude those fall vibes not only indoors, but on the outside as well. Think about decorating your porch and your front door: add a nice wreath made of dry twigs, embellished with decorative berries (faux will do too) and place a couple of pumpkins of different colors, shapes and sizes by your door. A new doormat to go with the rest of your entrance decor is also a good idea. In case you have a larger porch or a garden, you should not neglect it despite the colder weather. If you turn to landscape design services, you can have an amazing outdoor space where you will want to spend all of your time, enjoying
Decorating your house for the fall time is fun and exciting, so the only thing you have to worry about is deciding which of these ideas you should implement into your home first. Pay attention to the colors, the scents, the natural elements, and make your home inviting by sprucing up your outdoor area as well. Hurry up since Christmas is right around the corner!